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Chuck & Buck (2000)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 4 August 2000 (USA)
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An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

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Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of Romper Room, kindergarten collages, and lollipops. When his mother dies suddenly, Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck treks out to Los Angeles where Chuck, an up-and-coming music record executive, is living his life. Buck ends up developing an obsession with Chuck and begins stalking him. Written by monkeykingma

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When does a close friend become too close? See more »

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Rated R for sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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$72,831 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$1,050,600 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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Appeared on Entertainment Weekly's list of The 50 Best Movies You've Never Seen in the Jul 16, 2012 issue. See more »

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When Beverly and Buck are deciding who should play Hank, Beverly calls Buck "Mike". See more »

Quotes

Buck O'Brien: Hi.
Beverly Franco: How can I help you?
Buck O'Brien: Um, do you put on plays here, and people come and see 'em?
Beverly Franco: Well, this is a theater.
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Featured in Side by Side (2012) See more »

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It's Kind of Complicated
Written by Stephen Thomas Cavit
Performed by Stephen Thomas Cavit & Jim Knodle
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Entertaining look at the stages of life
17 February 2002 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Highly enjoyable, terrific look at the sometimes difficult transition between childhood and adulthood. Basically deals with the relationship between Chuck and Buck. 'Best' friends in childhood, but who have now taken completely different paths. Chuck is a successful record executive with a beautiful girlfriend. Buck is still immature and longing for the 'good old days'. Buck tracks Chuck down and tries to turn things back to the way they were, which leads to many problems.

Keenly looks at many universal human experiences from catering to that 'inner child', avoiding change, holding on to memories of simpler times, and even facing the fact that people can change and drift apart. It does all this while still conveying it's message (that accepting change is your best medicine) without ever being too preachy or too cute.

Fairs better than other films of similar type (FLOUNDERING, FREE ENTERPRISE) simply because the characters and situations are more consistent. This allows the viewer to better identify with their own similar experiences.

White as Buck is dynamite. Not only does he convincingly play a 11 year old, but he actually LOOKS like one despite being a adult.

Has a good non-flashy finale that,in it's own low key way, really hits home. A winner. Look quickly for Paul Sand as one of the playhouse directors


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